I am an emeritus professor at the Australian National University in Canberra located at the School of Regulation and Global Governance in the College of Asia and the Pacific. My academic background is in economics and anthropology and I was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the ANU from 1990 to 2010 and a research professor there 2010 to 2014. My research currently focuses on four broad areas: Alternative development for difference: the Indigenous hybrid and domestic moral economies; the links between poverty alleviation and natural and cultural resource management on Indigenous lands; the Northern Territory Emergency Response Intervention and its aftermath; and Indigenous policy formulation and reform especially in the areas of social and economic development. My theoretical interests are in political economy and political ecology and alternatives to the embedded neoliberalism of late capitalism that is unsustainable and generating a climate emergency.
Emeritus professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
Research professor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the ANU
Foundation Director and Professor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the ANU
The Australian National University, Canberra, PhD in Anthropology
University of Auckland, New Zealand, MA (Hons) in Economics
Jon Altman: Tracking Indigenous Policy 2011-2014, Journal of Indigenous Policy
Jon Altman: Arguing the Intervention, Journal of Indigenous Policy
People on Country, Vital Landscapes, Indigenus Futures, (co-edited with S Kerins) The Federation Press, Sydney
Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia, (co-edited with M Hinkson) UNSW Press, Sydney.
Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining, (co-edited with D Martin) ANU E Press, Canberra.
Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, (co-edited with M Hinkson) Arena Publications, Melbourne.
member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
honorary fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 2003, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand since 2012